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.t 311 North Fourth Street. Richmond. Va. JOHN MITCHELL, JR.EDITOR All communications intended lor publication jhould be sen* to reach u* by Wednesday. Entered at the Post Office at Richmond. 'Virginia as second class matter. c m One Year . liz Mouths . Three Mouths. foreign Subscriptions Foreigu Advertising ReoreaenUtive, W. B. y.iir Company, bbS S. Dearborn Street, Chicago; ^ m Victoria Building, St. Louis, Mo.; 420 Long ftcre New \ork. SATURDAY. .NOVEMBER 22, 1924 TROUBLE of one kind or the other is for all of us in this world and most of us know it and make no complaint. JAPAN has openly flouted the! other Nations in the discussion of j the opium traffic and that country ^ is strong enough to make its position and wishes respected. 4 --* •GREAT BRITAIN has had a polit ical upheaval and the Labor Govern nient is now out of power. ; We CANNOT a'l be all that we ( wish to be. but we can continue to , strive to reach the goal most to be desired. *. . .mV , 1.10 Ail _ -- -- the INTER RACIAL law the DISCUSSION of the recentlv enacted inter-racial law seems to be worrying some of the white folks. It has but little more than a cursory interest for the colored ones. The agitation does not affuct the latter either one way or the other, a though, most of them welcome the decision, recently rendered by a Judge in, Rockbridge county, when he ordered a marriage license issued to a white woman, who has only a slight strain( of Negro blood in her veins and this is traced back loO years. The colored folks have enough white Negroes on their side of the line a'ready and tlys number is be ing constantly augmented by natural or unnatural causes and they have no desire to multiply the number. They aro desirous of curbing or stopping this intermingling of the races and any real movement to ac complish this end will be welcomed by them. But laws of this kind and character will i.ot accomplish the purpose. We are already so mixed up over here that we have a difficult time telling “which from tother” and it is our desirei that if any Negro white fo'fes are over the other side of the line, let them remain there and not confuse us with any more white Ne groes, with which we are now em-' barrassied. This whole subjact is one that will prove abortive, when prac tical results are expected along the lines indicated. ll MR. CARTER’S POLITICAL REVIEW ‘•To the Editor of The Planet: j “Dear Sir:—The political battle, of 1924 is now over and the victory' where the writer would have it i to be. Those gentlemen and ladie* of the colored racm who advocated. and voted for the success of the Dem( ocratic Party are now left to modi-, tate over the wasto of speech and the loss of time. In the great campaign j just closed, the writer observed that, there was no breach of concord in. the main ranks of the Republican. Party. . .. J When that is a fact, with a united effort on part of the whole party, | they are sure of success at the ballot. box. It is, as you know, impossible to nominate a man to be President pleasing to every one. Hence, there fore. the Democrats had much fault to find with Mr. Coolidge, particu larly his silence. But now It is proved bv his unparallelled majoriy that he was stronger in silence than they who made great eloquent speeches. ANALYSIS OF REASONS. \ “And it is very evident that had he been running for President when he sent Ms first message to Congress viewing the favorable! sentiment it made he would have carried the whole country. Many of our well informed colored leaders went over to the support of the Democratic Party. Their reason for so doing was the non-recognition of the Negro by the, Republicans, when it is in their power so to do. True, in some respects. But there was more recog nition of the Negro by the Republi can Party in the years from 1865 to 1913, than there was by the Dem ocratic Party in the timo from 1913 to 1921. REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES UPPERMOST. ft Th> Negro’s intellectual and ma terial advancement of today has not be n attained by the influence of the Democratic Party, but it has come through the instrumentality of Re-; publican principles on those great principles, Mr. Coolidge won his—y the biggest majority ever given to anyone at the ballot box. His strength ar.d success the country over were far beyond the calculations of his political enemies. “ROBERT W. CARTER. ; ‘Brookline. Mass.. Nov. 14. 1924.” MISS JACKSON LAID TO REST. ( Tha funeral of Miss Bertha A. J Jackson, who died at the residence of her father, Wl H. Jackson, 1208' N 1st St., Monday morning, Novem ber 10, 1924, at 1:25 A. M., was held from the Ebenezer Baptist Church, of which the deceased had been a member since early child hood, Wednesday, November 12, at 1:00 P. M. As the choir rendered softly ‘Nearer My God To Thee” the honorary pall bearers, Mesdames Re becca Dickerson Peyton,. Daisy Wright Johnson and MisSes Corinne Daniels, Lavalette Allen heavily la d)jn with bcautliful and costly de signs, preceded the remains which were encased in a handsome baby pink couch which was borne into the church by cousins of the de ceased: Messrs. Edward, Ira and Ar thur Sully and Messrs. James Shel ton and John Ballard. Rev. W. H. Stokes, pastor being out of the city. Rev. R. O. Johnson, pastor of Moore Street Baptist Church, beautifully portrayed the life and character of the ddceasjed. tyiss Jackson was a teacher in Buchanan Public School. The remains were borne to-, Ewirj green by Funeral Director A. D. Price, Jr. 1 '■ I CHICAGO NEWS. R. w. Weils, weT.I known In the fraternal circles of this city and head of The Weils Book Concern, 3710 Indiana Avenue*, is enroute to Buckroe Beach, Va. to spend several weeks in search of better health. Ms. Lou 'Ella Young*, D. G. M. N. . iG. Households of Ruth of Illinois and jurisdiction, in company with severat other officials of the organ izations, visited Rockford, 111., last Saturday evening and organized a new Household, afterwards instruct ed members of other Hou^holds. Herbert Officers Council', No. 1, A. U. K. and D. of ,A. of which Mrs. Elizabeth Rochon is president and Mrs. Sarah E. Garrison Js sec retary, will give a reception to the national and state officers at Com munity House, 3201 S. Wabash Ave nue on November 12th, at which time a fine program will be rendered. Ft. Dearborn Lodge, No. 44, I. B. P. O. E. W., of which James C, Martin is exalted ruler. W. C. Wil son, secretary^, is preparing for a big ball at the Coliseum on Thanks giving evening, at which time many grand officers out of the city are expected to be present. NEW ORLEANS WHITES WORK UP CHRISTMAS FUND FOR RACE. NEW ORLEANS, LA., Nov. 20— (P. N. S.)—'The Chrtetmas Gift Fund that Santa Claus in substantial form to the poor Negro children of New Orleans, due to thei efforts of Frank P. Farrell, chairman of the Negro committee, has been boosted to $165 and reported still! grovtfm*. The money received through this fund is used to buy toys for poor colored children. VIRGINIA—In the Hustings Court, Part II, City of Richmond, November 4th, 1924 MARY V. GADSON. Plaintiff vs GEORGE GADSON.Defendant j The objeci of this suit is to ob-! tain a divorce from the bonds of j matrimony by the plaintiff from the 1 defundani upon the grounds of de certion and abandonment for more than hree yev.rs prior to the com meneemun. of this suit. And affida , vit having been made and filed that i the defendant George Gadson is not; a resident! of the State of Virginia, ! it is ordered that tho defendant do , appear here within 5en days after the due publication of this order and j do what may bo necessary to project j his interest herein. A Copy—Teste: W. E. DUVAL, Clerk, by H G. DUVAL, D. C C. MIMMS, P. Q.' OTHER PEOPLE IUDGE YOU NOW BY YOUR FURNITURE Wien you can get FURNITURE and RUGS from an Old Established House like JURGENS—that’s known to sell the best quality goods, just as reason able as elsewhere—why not give your friends a good, impression. U will give us the greatest pleasure to show you our wonderful stock of home making, comfort giving FURNITURE and RUGS and—don’t fail to ask our Salesmen about our BANKING PLAN which gives you 5, 10 or 15 months j m which to pay for any purchase. ; SHIS. G. JURGENS SON ESTABLISHED 1880. ADAMS AND BROAD “WE ARE THANKFUL •PROSPER ' . . / > ♦ArreRT^t? — ^ Avy\OCASTe». COLORfUL NEWS “MOVIES” iJh* By “THE CAMERAMAN.' FORGETTING THE MARNE 3—INDUSTRIAL MENACES A 5—“JIM" WATERS VS. PULLMAN COMPANY. J\feKW 2—IMPROVING AMERICA. 4—PRES. COOLIDG& TO EMMETT SCOTT FORGETTING THE MARNE. “Over There” and “Over Here”, as sym bolized by the Armistice Day hopes and de sires of celebrants in the office °f the Register of the Treasury, are notoriously incompatible, when applied to a memorial purporting to pay a tribute to five dead soldiers who had given their last full measure of devotion on the Marne in defense of America and its institutions. It seems that among the five deceased Americans ihere were two noble sons of Africa, whom the office of the Register of the Treasury had yielded up to the German hosts of battle. On Armistice Day, however, when a tablet was to be tearfully unveiled as a silent ode to the he roos whose bones are- bleaching somewhere in France, the unveiling ceremony revealed two tablets, upon one of which were artistically in scribed the names of the white soldiers, while a separate tablet had been segregationally hon ored with inscriptions of the names of the black patriots. Their blood flowed together down the Marne, but cold statuary made a fine separation of valorous names “over here . Heaven is doubtless the home of the soldier souls who departed this life “over there”, but a marble tablet was too eai'ihy to permit the admixture of the names of black and white compatriots “over here”. AVe’ll venture the thought that before German bullets tore the bodies from the souls of the valiants “over there” they had ceased to pin their hopes upon the mess of pottage “over here”. But those who remain are unwilling to see( themselves in the mirror of Heavenly hopes “over here”. They are still playing cards with a deck which has in it the most darksome “jo ker” ever dealt. It is a shame ^hat they should thus continue to cheat their souls out of the es sence of true American patriotism, which, to them, seems to be locked up in a marble vault, to which death is the only combination. The Negro so'idiery of America, however, need ndi: fear the ultimate outcome of their patriotism through all the wars. Their names are inscribed more deeply elsewhere than they | could ever be inscribed in cold marble “over here”. Their names are emblazoned in the memories of all) God-fearing Americans. Their deeds are recorded in God’s Book of Life. Their forms are silhouetted in Heaven. Their persecutors are “mimics”—and mimicry has never yet done any one any permanent harm. ^ ^ IMPROVING AMERICA William C. Matthews, National Organizer for the Republican National Committee, after moulding together the advices of his confreres, has followed up his 'laudable campaign efforts with a program dedicated to the political and civic improvement of the colored citizens of America. The program is a notable one, con cise in its contents, and calling for a national recognition of the Negro upon a scale which should meet the approbation of all thoughtful Americans, black and white. Each of the itemB listed in the program is of utmost importance, from representation in the State Department; where complex questions of diplomacy arise, to representation on the Rail rood Labor Board and admission to West Point and the Naval Academy at Annapolis. In fact, each recommendailipn is of significant interest in connection with the hopes, desires, and rights of America’s Negro population. The thoughtful organizer did not neglect to give attention to Liberia, which has long since needed statesmanlike and financial assistance from the American Government. And, the ad vocacy of an actual sharing in the credits of the Farm Loan Board emphasizes a crying need on the part of the struggling Negro farm ers of America. The only thing the organizer did not include in his program, which we think he might well have included, is a warning to the American Government to beware of alien organizations and advocates, who, under the guise of up lifters and proponents of Negro welfare, seek to entice black America to migrate to Africa or otherwise to a “peace-at-any-price” policy. Mr. Matthews’ program calls for a strong coalition of our leadership. It calls for die “scrapping” of personal interests and the build ing up of the same movement within our own ranks that has made the American pioneer a historic celebrity. There is n0 reason why the program cannot be consummated. There is every reason why it should be made a reality. The time for in terracial bickerings is past. The time for gen uine frankness and the thoughtful consideration of really improving America for all the people i? at hand. Mr. Matthews’ program puts that proposition squarely up to the country, and to the effort we vollunteer our humble servic^. m INDUSTRIAL MENACES The recent interracial disorder at Harrods burg, Ky., the proximate cause of which was alleged to be crime, and the result of which was !>he “laying off” of hundreds of Negro workmen, is but a repeating illustration of the creature of mob psychology. In this instance, as in many others, the venom of turbulent whites was aimed at innocent Negroes whose! principal aims were to engage in peaceful in dustrial pursuits, safeguard growing Christian J families, and otherwise to form a part and par cel of the ideals of Americanism. Antipathies do not always find a mouthpiece by the lynch ers’ rope. Nearly as dangerous as this menace are the scourges of economic oppression and inequitable industrial! adjustments. To cause ; a man to quit his means of livelihood in face of terrorism is to jeopardize him and those de pendent upon his toil almost as effectively as to banish his life. A poor motive brings a poor result, and a menace to peaceful industry is a menace to economic rights along with civilization. Or ganization plus substantial police power are an swers to the questioning menace. Those who claim to be carrying the message of labor un ionism to the four comers of the earth should step off at Harrodsburg, Ky., and similarly sit uated points, and hold revival services, rather than risk the call of Hypocrisy. Either union ism does protect or it does not protect, and the forces of organization are found nearly ev erywhere in some form or other. Inroads upon production and idle peaceful pursuit of labor must not be permitted to du plicate themselves. The sooner they are made impossible, the sooner will the aims of industry ; bt attained, and the more quickly will there j be put to rout one of 4he chief instrumentalities cf persecution. n PRESIDENT COOLIDGE TO EMMET J. SCOTT “My dear Dr. Scott: My thanks are due to you not only for this splendid message of congratulation, but for the part you have had ii. making the great victory possible. My acknowledgment would not be complete if I should omit assurance of my desire to render :he sort of service that will justify your gener ous judgment”. Thus wired the Nation’s chief executive to Dr. Emmett J. Scott, Secretary-Treasurer of Howard University, and member of 'the Ad visory Committee of the Republican Campaign m answer to a telegram of congratulations sent forward by Dr. Scott, which had as its keynote the acknowledgment of America’s Negro pop ulation of the President’s “eager willingness to defend the constitutionally guaranteed rights of all citizens of the Republic, without regard to race, creed, or color.” . The President’s reply is full- of nutriment. Nor does he stop with the expression of his desire to render service. He acknowledges valuable assistance and pledges himself to jus tify the high regard in which he is held by the Negroes of this counlly. Reading between the lines, we are sure we see an era of unsurpassable execu tive justice in the White House. We feel that the Constitution is resting more safely than ever before in the hands of reverent officials of our Government. We are confident thafl cross currents will not be permitted to disturb the cea of equanimity in America. We believe that the wrongs will be righted, and we rejoice vith Dr. Scott in such a frank and far-reaching pledge as he received from the victorious can didate. Our leadership is safe and our des tinies call for a high degree of optimism. “JIM” WATERS VS. PULLMAN COMPANY “Jim” Waters, Secretary of the Howard University Law School, is made of stem stuff, and here is proof of our allegation. “Jim”, who is a lawyer of extraordinary ability, is going up against the Pullman Company in lit igation which will determine whether or not the surcharge imposed by the wealthy car com pany for Pullman accommodations is legally applicable to weary travelers. Jim started his suit in the Municipal Court, which is the court of lowest jurisdiction in the District of Colum bia. Jim was sustained in that court and the defendant appealed to the District Court of Appeals, from fvhence the litigants are going to the U. S. Supreme Court!. Four able white attorneys have given battle to Jim all along the way; but that means nothing to the Howard Professor, who has dug up such an array of legal precedents that the Bench has taken con siderable notice of Jim’s arguments. Some how or other we fee() that Jim is going to win out. Anyhow, he’s the most fighting “under-dog” we’ve seen in a long, long time. Seme one said that Negroes could not stand a sustained effort, but Jim Waters has joined the mighty hosl* of performers which have long 4ince given that theory the lie. THESE are the WORDS of WISDOM to which every man should give ear. Nothing Succeeds Like Success, and to Achieve Success you Must Look Successful. And while it true that clothes do not make the man, they give a reliable tip on the soft of man he is. / HAVE YOUR CLOTHES MADE BY 4. 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